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Join us at another meeting of our newest WOVI Chapter:

WOVI Sherman
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
5:30 PM

Venue Off the Square
223 S. Travis St.
Sherman TX 75090

Featuring Dr. Deborah G. Estes!

Featured Speaker:

Dr. Deborah G. Estes, Ed.D

5 Easy Way to Keep Your Brain Sharp

Dr. Deborah G. Estes, Ed.D

Dr. Estes’ primary interest is in the area of brain research, and how this knowledge can directly impact our professional and personal lives. Powerful tools to engage the brain, presentation skills, experiential learning and learning strategies are Dr. Estes’ key tools when consulting or training groups, businesses and non-profit organizations with professional development training workshops, seminars and in her keynote speaking engagements.

In 1995, she established Estes Group, Inc., which specialized in training to both the business, corporate and educational sectors. She consults for the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Learning Forward and the Bureau of Education and Research and is a member of several local boards. Dr. Estes presents throughout the United States and Canada and has been a distinguished speaker in Yauyos, Peru and for the Department of Defense in Seoul, Korea. She is a recognized conference keynote speaker and presenter, and often speaks to Administrative Leadership Teams and conducts Board of Trustees training.

Dr. Estes graduated from Texas A & M University – Commerce with a doctorate in Educational Administration and is a former high school teacher, middle school principal, and Curriculum/Public Relations Director. She also held the position of Senior Consultant for Region 10 Educational Service Center, where her responsibilities included directing, coordinating and serving as a lead trainer of a cooperative service which provided administrative training to more than 1600 superintendents, principals, central office staff and trustees of eighty-two school districts.

Working with people of all orientations—educators, parents, community members, non-profit organizations, business leaders, corporate executives, project managers, team leaders and conference participants, Dr. Estes is known for her warmth, humor and ability to involve everyone in the joy of learning.


Regular meeting location is

Venue Off the Square
223 S. Travis St.
Sherman TX 75090


Agenda & Costs:

  • 5:30 Meeting Starts
  • $10 Members
  • $15 Non-Members
  • We look forward to seeing you!

RSVP & Questions:

To RSVP or to learn more, click HERE.

MentoRing Meet-Up:

We also have a members-only MentoRing Meetup each month on the second Tuesday from Noon until 1 pm at 

Fulbelli’s Restaurant
115 S. Travis St.
Sherman, Texas 75090

Mentors and Mentees, or those not currently with a Mentor/Mentee connection meet for lunch and share one MentoRing as well as discuss their progress, meeting schedule and socialize. The agenda will be the same each month. No agenda other than a MentoRing. No speaker

WOVI Sherman Officers:


Ruth Williamson

1st Vice President

Sarah Pierce

2nd Vice President

Verna Morneau

VP Communications

Sherrie St. Cyr

VP Administration

Kristi Douglas

VP Member Services

Irene Lujan

VP Finance


VP Programs


VP Mentoring


VP Membership


About WOVI, Inc.:

WOVI, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that empowers women to lead and mentor.

Our Vision:

Women empowered to make a difference in their lives, communities, and the world.

WOVI Sherman’s Upcoming Meetings:

WOVI Sherman’s Meetings Are Held On the Third Tuesday of Each Month.
Save The Date For These Upcoming Meetings!

  • Tuesday, 6/20/17
  • Tuesday, 7/18/17


For more information, please see the LeadersRing™ page.

What members say about WOVI!

WOVI has given me the confidence and accountability I need to pursue my dreams. Also, WOVI has given me wonderful friends.
Nancy Starr-Cassidy- WOVI Member
“The impact that WOVI has had on me since I became a member is huge. When I first became a member of WOVI, I was in the middle of some personal challenges. Going to the meetings helped me to move through these challenges by focusing on the topics that our meetings presented and stepping out of me and being of a help to someone else. I also developed deeper friendships with my already friends and cultivated new bonds of friendship with my new friends. By being in various leadership roles in our chapter, I am a better leader by just being in the presence of other leaders on the board. Learning and putting into practice leadership skills. As I stepped out of the chapter and went to the WOVI conference, I met other entrepreneurial minded women that have presented me with new and fresh ideas to increase my various streams of income. Therefore, making WOVI, an instrument of influence and of affluence.
Dr. Ann- WOVI Member
What I like about WOVI best of all is the mentoring. Being mentored by others has led me to do things I never thought of or never would have thought possible, if I had thought of them. Being involved in a nonprofit from the very beginning has helped me in so many ways. I have learned about mission and vision. I have changed my career path at the encouragement and enlightenment from my fellow WOVI members. I have created, agonized over, and learned to live with budgets! My salary has increased by 71% since becoming a member of WOVI. I have become a better encourager and delegator. I have become a leader.
Janet Wilemon- WOVI Member
WOVI has provided me with the opportunity to become more creative and to be part of a group that is genuinely interested in empowering women. It gives me a unique insight into how to empower women outside the WOVI group, and understand at a much deeper level my influence on other women in my life.
Ruth White- WOVI Member
Nervous and feeling vulnerable as I began to experience the power of the WOVI trademark Mento-Ring exercise, I received such important imformation from this educator , I was so uplifted I joined the very next meeting!
Krista Hartman- WOVI Member
When I first came to WOVI I had a book I wanted to write but thought I lacked what it took to get it done. I found WOVI women to be dynamic, accomplished, down-to-earth, supportive, and uplifting. I was impressed by the caliber of woman that was attracted to this group and that made me step up my game. The support I received from people I barely knew helped me to gain confidence in my abilities to tackle this book despite the fact that I was a fresh-out-of-the-closet writer. I started to strive for goals that I had long been afraid to attempt. In the WritersRing, we have created a safe, dynamic, supportive environment that enables writers to open their hearts and minds, hone their craft, and find and explore their true voice. It is often the first place guests and new members have read their work aloud. With the support of the WritersRing, I forged ahead with my book and it will be out in May 2014. The title is The Global Red Circle – Standing in Truth, Unleashing Our Most Powerful Selves. I have even retired from my business of ten years to live my dream and be a full-time writer and a build a singing and songwriting career. WOVI women are the best!
Kim Andrews- WOVI Member
WOVI has given me the confidence and accountability I need to pursue my dreams. Also, WOVI has given me wonderful friends.
Sarah Baden- WOVI Member
WOVI women are so supportive. Meetings are rich in generosity, approval and opportunity.
Valery Guignon- WOVI Member
WOVI is the one thing my energy drives toward every month – it is unique among women’s organizations.
Frances Pelley- WOVI Member
WOVI women are absolutely the most authentic, loving, supportive and fun women. I love that we have mentors for growth, support, and encouragement through new projects.
Lynda Rhodes- WOVI Member

Would you, or someone you know, like to be a sponsor or a speaker?

If you would like to be a Sponsor or a Speaker at WOVI Sherman, contact us and let us know!

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